• Pumpkin Ice Cream

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and I know it’s easy to overindulge on sweets. Marisa Dicenso-Pelser, founder and trainer at Pure Health and Fitness, wants to help your craving for sweets by sharing her Pumpkin Ice Cream recipe.

pumpkin ice cream


This is my absolute favorite Thanksgiving treat! Rich and creamy yet nut free, which makes it a lower fat splurge. It is so easy with no ice cream maker required.

2 cups           Butternut Squash (cooked or raw)
1/4 cup         Coconut Butter
1/4 cup         Maple Syrup
1/2 tbsp        Pumpkin Pie Spice or 1-1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp nutmeg, 1/2 tsp ginger, 1/4 tsp allspice
2 tsp              Vanilla Extract
Pinch            Sea Salt
Water (to get blender moving)

Blend all the ingredients in a Vitamix or high-speed blender.
Pour mixture into a freezer friendly airtight container and freeze till firm.
Scoop out and garnish with pecans and enjoy!

Thank you Marisa for this great recipe! For more information on Marisa and great recipes, visit her blog! You can find more healthy recipes on my health and wellness section here.

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Marisa DiCenso Pelser smallMarisa Dicenso-Pelser – Marisa is one of the Founders and Head Trainers for Pure Health and Fitness. Marisa is a Raw Foods Chef, Personal Trainer, and Nationally Qualified Figure Competitor. Along with her husband, Pieter, they are spreading the word of the importance of plant-based raw food nutrition as well as fitness throughout Northeast Ohio.